Frightful Fruit! 5 Fresh & Fruity Halloween Treats

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Baby Shower Gift Trees Keep on Growing (and Giving) Forever

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If you need a very special baby shower or new baby gift, Seeds of Life offers many unique and eco-friendly gift choices that will literally rise head and shoulders above the rest. Seeds of Life allows you to celebrate new life with a living tree that will grow and be a symbol of strength and character. A new tree is a great way to honor a newborn — and to make your gift even more awesome, you can add a copy of the classic book, The Giving Tree and/or some sweet organic stuffies and teethers. You can choose from an everlasting oak, magnolia or pine tree, among other amazing tree choices, and and each tree sent out by Seeds of Life is matched to the receiver’s specific zip code. You can send a gift tree one of three ways: as a seed package, a seedling or a larger gift tree. Each tree comes covered in 100% natural jute with its own set of care instructions, small watering tool, envelope and sweet baby-minded gift card. No new baby on the way? Seeds of Life also offers beautiful gift trees suitable for birthdays, holidays, weddings and other special events.

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HOW TO: Make a Vegan Pumpkin Pie Power Smoothie

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ENTER TO WIN: Inhabitots' 2014 Green Halloween Costume Contest!

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Inhabitots’ Green Halloween™ Costume Contest is BACK! Now’s the time to cast a spell on our judges with your cleverest kids’ costume creations! We can’t wait to see your crafty, inventive DIY, homemade, eco Halloween costumes that your little ghouls and goblins will wear this Halloween. You have between now and 11:59pm on November 1, 2014 to upload your costume contenders to our contest site here. This year we’re awarding over $200 in prizes to the lucky winners! Read on to learn more and to get inspired by some incredibly creative winning costumes of past years!

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Fluf's Organic Cotton Snack Bags Make Snacktime Cheery

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We’re already fans of Fluf’s cute organic cotton lunch bags, so imagine our delight to see that Fluf has added some adorable snack bags to their collection. Fluf’s snack bags are made with 100% certified organic cotton and printed with low-impact, azo-free dyes. The interior snack pack linings are tested food-safe lining and free of phthalates, BPA, and lead. Each little snack baggie is totally reusable, making lame plastic baggies a thing of the past. They also feature an easy to use Velcro closure and they’re roomy — fitting all kinds of snacks and sandwiches. For ease of use, each snack pack is preshrunk and fully machine washable. Bonus, your kids will love getting lunch food and snacks packed in sweet and colorfully designed baggies.

RELATED | 5 Great Reasons to Send a Homemade Packed Lunch to School with Your Child

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13 Kid-Friendly Halloween Pumpkin Decorating Ideas

by 10/19/14   filed under: art, craft, diy kids crafts, green halloween, halloween, link roundup

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13 Pumpkin Themed Halloween Crafts for Toddlers

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Yoga Joes: Classic Army Men Toys Swap Guns for Yoga Mats to Become Mindful Action Figures

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Eepples MilkCharms Make it Easy to Date and Save Pumped Breast Milk

Eepples MilkCharms Make it Easy to Date and Save Pumped Breast Milk

If you’re tired of hunting down masking tape and pens to label your bottles of breast milk, then Eepples MilkCharms may be the perfect solution. Eepples are an eco-friendly way to…

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Brain Cancer Rate for Girls Increases 550% in Florida Town, Possibly Due to Radioactive Waste

Brain Cancer Rate for Girls Increases 550% in Florida Town, Possibly Due to Radioactive Waste

TweetEmailA special investigation featured in The Nation has revealed that brain cancer rates among young girls in The Acreage, a south Florida town, have shot up in recent…

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Broccoli Sprout Extract May Help Treat Autism Symptoms

Broccoli Sprout Extract May Help Treat Autism Symptoms

If we were going to look for the next line of treatment for symptoms of autism, broccoli sprout extract might not be very high on our list of remedies — until now. A small…

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Faux Moccs are Adorable Handmade Vegan Moccasins for Tiny Toes

Faux Moccs are Adorable Handmade Vegan Moccasins for Tiny Toes

TweetEmail Moccasins, as a soft-soled shoe, protect young feet while still allowing them the freedom to develop and move like bare feet. Kortney says each pair is made with…

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10 Gorgeous Indoor Play Spaces that Will Delight Kids

10 Gorgeous Indoor Play Spaces that Will Delight Kids

TweetEmail 1. Book Nook Paradise If a jungle gym and a library had a baby, it would probably look like this amazing book-infused play space. I love that there are lots of…

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HOW TO: Make a DIY Statue of Liberty Halloween Costume

HOW TO: Make a DIY Statue of Liberty Halloween Costume

Step 1: Gather the Materials Realizing that Liberty’s costume required a lot of draping, Lena raided her closet as well as her husband’s looking for old clothing in adult…

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La Queue du Chat Children's Organic, Fair Trade Clothing Boasts Whimsical French Flair

La Queue du Chat Children's Organic, Fair Trade Clothing Boasts Whimsical French Flair

TweetEmail For girls, the line includes romantic but practical separates such as blouses, cardigans, and leggings as well as patterned dresses (including the utterly adorable…

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This Stunning Refit of a Derelict School Building in Puerto Rico Was Inspired by the Surrounding Bamboo Forest

This Stunning Refit of a Derelict School Building in Puerto Rico Was Inspired by the Surrounding Bamboo Forest

TweetEmail The Annex refit was the second commission Díaz Paunetto had received from the school, having previously remodeled classrooms and the playground space.…

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HOW TO: Make Delicious Vegan And Gluten-Free Pumpkin Donuts!

HOW TO: Make Delicious Vegan And Gluten-Free Pumpkin Donuts!

1. Gather the ingredients. For the donuts 1/3 cup melted coconut oil or canola oil (I recommend coconut and use unrefined oil, but Babycakes recommends using refined), plus a little…

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Grampa Bardeen's Pumpkin Carving Kit Helps Your Family Create Impressive Jack-O'-Lanterns

Grampa Bardeen's Pumpkin Carving Kit Helps Your Family Create Impressive Jack-O'-Lanterns

As you check off your list of fall activities, including the obligatory family visit to the pumpkin patch, don’t forget to plan and prepare for the all-important day of carving!…

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